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11/14/06 7:53 P

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Ryo,
you are very young and believe me, at your age it is so much easier to lose weight than when you go past menopause.

Instead of dieting, try to change your lifestyle. As you know the extra weight crept up slowly, so you are better off not to expect any quick losses. They do say that a pound a week is healthy.

I assume that you enjoy pizzas, hamburger, fries, sodas, chips and the like. Those are the foods that most young people seem to enjoy the most and that also pack on the weight the most.

Either try to stay away from those foods or cut your portion sizes in half and try to cut out some of the troublemakers.

I love pizza myself. I try to have it seldom so that I won't pig out. I have switched to thin crust pizza and will have them with all kind of veggies and maybe ham, no extra cheese. You want to cut the fat as much as possible.

If you have to have a hamburger, cut out the cheese and mayonaise. Order a junior burger and ask for extra lettuce and tomatoe. Try to stay away from fries and chips.

The more vegetables you eat, the fuller you will stay for longer periods of time. When I started SP I ate a lot of Lean Cuisine and Healthy Choice frozen dinners. I would buy the ones without the dessert to teach myself portion control. I would have either a salad, a piece of fruit or some raw veggies with that. I was amazed that that was enough for my lunch. Before, I used to always say, "that amount is not even enough to fill my cavities." Now, 44 pounds less later, I feel differently about it.

Keep youself as busy as you can and try not to think about food. Give this a shot and you may be surprised when you do lose some weight. Have patience and be honest when you track your food.

This has been a long struggle, where I did real well the first couple of years and then slowly ended up gaining most of the weight back.
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CW 204.8 BMI 35.1 (Dec 2006) - CW 194.8 BMI 33.4 (Jun 2007) - CW 188.0 BMI 32.3 (Jan 2008) - CW 202.0 (August 2009) - CW 245.2 BMI 42.1 (Oct 2011) - CW 194 (Oct 2017)


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11/14/06 1:42 P

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i think that your progress is amazing... i myself haven't been under 200 since around middle school.. when i think about it i wonder how i ever got this big myself. in 7th grade i weighed 150 and i thought that was bad. in high school when i first started i weighed a whole 220 which pretty much stayed the same minus the little ups and downs i had. no being out of high school i have been at an ultimate high for me somewhere around 230. and this has made me extremely sad. I'm back on the diet but nothing seems to work...

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11/7/06 8:21 P

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Modernvintage,
wow, you managed to stick on a diet long enough to lose 170 and 99 pounds! I haven't been under 200 lbs in over 20 years.

I hope you don't mind me asking you this, how come you were not able to hold this weight or at least stay close to it? I understand it is still a daily struggle once you meet your goal, but on the other hand, aren't you getting kind of used to eating less?

For me, counting calories works the best and I may have to do that for the rest of my life. Hopefully, I'll be strong enough to do that.

This has been a long struggle, where I did real well the first couple of years and then slowly ended up gaining most of the weight back.
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CW 204.8 BMI 35.1 (Dec 2006) - CW 194.8 BMI 33.4 (Jun 2007) - CW 188.0 BMI 32.3 (Jan 2008) - CW 202.0 (August 2009) - CW 245.2 BMI 42.1 (Oct 2011) - CW 194 (Oct 2017)


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11/7/06 1:56 P

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Hi Morgan,

What seems to be your "problem food"? Mine is chocolate. Since I have been dieting all my life, sometimes with great success (one time I went from 340 down to 165, and another time from 249 down to 150) I have been able to narrow down what some of my weaknesses are.

I am just fine joining a gym. i figure if I am going to have the money coming out of my checking acct, I had darn well better be using the facilities I am paying for. Another thing that is helping me , I have 3 diet buddies at work who halp to keep me honest. 2 of them are not really committed, but they know I am and do help.

I am trying menu and recipe modifications and so far it is working.

Is there anyone at work that you can have a buddy system with?

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10/14/06 4:25 A

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Hi everyone..my name is Morgan and i work at store 1764 in Windsor Heights, Iowa. I have been employeed there since February of 06 so i'm really happy to be coming up on my year there... I'm pretty much a jack of all trades when it comes to the front end.. I do backup customer service manager, cashier, cashier trainer, door greeter, service desk.. if you name it i could probably do it.. I have been finding it hard to stick to this and it kinda breaks my heart each time i come back to it.. I know i'm overweight and that i would like to lose some but for some reason i seem to gain.. and i sometimes can't figure out why... I've tried just about everything under the sun.. from diet pills to the low-carb (which last about 2 mins) to going to the gym and having a personal trainer.. It kinda saddened me when i saw that there were only a few people in this group.. as one of the largest retail stores on this planet you think we could have a beautiful support group here for memebers to come and feel part of the whole company and not just their store..where they can go to get help managing their problems with their weight here as well as making new friends who also share the same problems we do.. What i believe that we should do is let the company be aware of what it is we've got going on here..
the more people know the more people we could have.. and then as overweight people and wal-mart family we could just about acheive anything...

ramblings from a young tired mind.. thanks for reading tho

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